UPDATE: An earlier version of this report said the baby died while the doctors fought among themselves, but the Hindustan Times clarified later it was another newborn, in the same OT, who died.
Shocking footage of two doctors hurling abuse at each other in Hindi inside an operating theatre in Jodhpur has emerged via news agency ANI. The incident was recorded on the sly at the Umaid Hospital, presumably by a staff, and leaked to the media.
According to reports, the fight erupted during an emergency C-section on a woman, who was admitted with her foetus in distress, recording low heartbeat. NDTV says the verbal spat broke out after the obstetrician asked if the patient had eaten before the surgery. The anaesthetist tried to get a junior doctor to run some tests on her, which enraged the surgeon.
All hell broke loose within moments.
From shouting expletives to name-calling, the two started a full-blooded row, as though they were out on the streets, prepping to come to blows. Except that the setting was an operation theatre, with a patient on the table in distress and the life of an infant hanging on the balance.
Although a doctor and a nurse tried to intervene in the quarrel, it went on for a good few minutes. The hospital has removed both doctors from duty and promised to take disciplinary action against them.
You can watch the video here.
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